Favoriting a tweet is a nice way of giving a thumbs up to what you like. You can favorite tweets that are in your feed or favorite tweets that are sent directly at you. Getting a tweet favorited by the person you send it to is a huge overlooked element to why Twitter is popular. What is shows is that the person actually interacts with you which makes you feel special. Feeling special has an earthly aura that is indescribable except using the words earthly aura. I’ve taken 7 personalities ranging from various industries and broke down their interaction with their fans by creating a Favorite to Tweet ratio.
The Twitter Personalities
Howard Stern – King of All Media aka @howardstern
Joined February 2011 – 5,179 Favorites, 2,756 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio - 1.87. This is pretty interactive considering how busy his day must be. The key to Howard’s success is his interaction with his fan base and this shows some dedication to staying involved. I have a feeling someone helps maintain his account because with America’s Got Talent and all the people that rely on him, I don’t think Tweeting is his top priorty. I would tweet a lot too though if I had 1.57 million followers. When Howard Tweets, people listen.
Madison Ivy – Queen of the Nude Selfie aka @madison420ivy
Joined October 2009 – 3,423 Favorites, 4,800 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – .71 - A pornstar should interact with the people that masturbate to them. She tweets mostly pictures of her naked or smoking weed which is pretty sinful but I enjoy it because she’s truly being herself. I’ve followed some pornstars in the past and usually unfollow them for lack of interest but she keeps me up, to date.
Katy Perry – Queen of the Katy Cats aka @katyperry
Joined February 2009 – 855 Favorites, 5,990 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – .14 The thing with Katy is that she doesn’t need Twitter. She performs in front of 30,000 people on a nightly basis which is about as interactive as it gets. This low ratio shows she is all about self promotion but she’s doing it to interact. She seems to be a good person with her philanthropy and I read her article in Rolling Stone and she seems all there. I find her Twitter game pretty bad and rarely see anything out of her feed that I like. Her Instagram account though is another story.
Jim Cramer – Mad Money aka @jimcramer
Joined March 2008 – 3,521 Favorites, 44.7k Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – .08 Cramer joined Twitter earlier than anyone else on this list which shows his advanced thinking towards technology. His ratio is a very deceptive number because Cramer’s tweets are actually all about helping people invest. Technically, his Tweets should also be counted towards his favorites. He is a human being who has embraced Twitter as a means of connection and more power to him because he understands the potential it has.
Johnny Manziel – Johnny Football aka @JManziel2
Joined July 2011 – 701 Favorites, 3,724 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – .18 I’d perceive Johnny as egotistical as they come and this number is actually much higher than I’d think it would be. The fact that he favorites anything surprises me. If you aren’t on the money team, you aren’t qualified to hang with Johnny. I just started following him so my sample size is small but I’d guess he tweets about himself and hanging with other famous people.
McKayla Maroney – Ms. Not Impressed aka @mckaylamaroney
Joined September 2011 9,485 Favorites, 4,515 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – 2.1 If you follow McKayla on Twitter you’d know there is a buzz about her intentions. Some argue she knows she’s gorgeous and plays coy for the camera and others say she is just a kid. The one thing undeniable are her pictures are steaming. She’s also on the younger side so she is more with how the younger generation tweets. This amazing 2.1x favorite to tweet ratio is tremendous interaction with fans and I think she pretty much embraces celebrity status without even trying that hard.
Jonah Hill – Mr. “Suck My Dick, Faggot” aka @jonahhill
Joined February 2011 – 1 Favorite, 1,587 Tweets
Favorite to Tweet Ratio – 6.3 e-4 Not much to say on the worst ratio in the history of Twitter (this is unverified but has to be close). I’ve heard interviews with him on Howard Stern and how he says he comes off the wrong way in the media. He does seem like a genuinely good guy but it’s hard to look past the favorite number. He either doesn’t care about other people or is doing it on purpose. Probably the latter but I’m unsure of the reason. Maybe I’ll tweet at him and get it favorited!
Everyone likes having their tweets favorited and it shows something about your character how often you do it. Any ratio that gets to be 1:1 is phenomenal. It shows you tweet as much as you interact which is probably ideal. Anything above that starts entering the you favorite everything category which means the favorite starts to lose meaning. Anything under means you are selfish or don’t like anything. Just kidding, it just means you don’t know the power of the favorite. My 52 favorites to 793 tweets is pretty pathetic for someone spear heading a ratio but until I had someone else favorite my tweet in recent days, I didn’t understand. Now you do. If you read this post and like it, how about a comment or a follow. Interaction takes the cake.